Online Education Background Checks: Employers and Student’s First Choice to Legitimacy


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Forged educational documents and diploma mills are getting widespread, online education background checks are for employers and students who can perform education background checks as their primary hiring operation and students can check legitimacy of their institutions to save a heavy loss of money, time and employment career.

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Online Education Background Checks: Employers and Student’s First Choice to Legitimacy

  1. 1. Online Education Background Checks: Employers and Student’s First Choice to Legitimacy!As higher education becomes more of a determining factor in one’s eligibilityfor all sorts of jobs and the employers are keeping their consent over qualityemployment, many job applicants are looking for shortcuts to remaincompetitive in the marketplace. And since the economic halt had started andfinding a job become a harsh business, people are trying to get their way out byforging their educational documents or even buying education to fake “diplomamills”. They don’t even know that this could not only humiliate them in front oftheir prospective employer but also end their career in a gutter. A total loss oftime, money and mental peace.Every single employer is now looking for the best employee and they arejudging their prospective candidate on the basis of education and thelegitimacy of their credentials earned during their study. Employers are keepinga close eye on every single incumbent by running comprehensive educationbackground checks as they knows the fact that educational success reveals agreat deal about an applicant’s credentials and motivations; and througheducation background checks, an employer can get an accurate depiction oftheir qualifications as well their intentions of playing a role in development ofthe company.Some Astounding Facts about Forged Education Credentials Caught byEducation Background Checks: • In 2004, the US General Accounting Office revealed that nearly 200,000 federal employees had at the very least exaggerated education credentials on their resume. • SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) More than 53% of job Management): applicants falsify information on their resumes; one in four candidates misrepresents his educational attainment. • ADP Hiring Index 49% of employment, education and or credential Index: reference checks reveal discrepancies in the applicant’s information. • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners 41% of applicants lie about Examiners: their education.
  2. 2. The above inclination of facts about the defined scenario indicates an increasein the likelihood that employer’s who don’t verify education will hire unqualifiedpersonnel. Hiring unqualified personnel, in turn, leads to higher employeeturnover, forcing the organization to incur expensive recruiting andreplacement costs.The Other Cunning Problem: Online Degree Scams aka Diploma Mills:The second biggest and most souring, surging problem for employers are fakediploma mills which are playing a role in instigating fraud among the innocentpeople. These online cheap diploma/degree making factories are looting peoplefor fast track degrees.Diploma mills and degree mills as well as various websites, advertise veryrealistic, physical diplomas and transcripts, which have been found to deceivemany employers. Therefore, with the striking statistics of resume fraud,employers should think twice about using physical diplomas as proper evidenceof a degree. Because the requirement for education qualification has become sodemanding, education fraud is becoming more prevalent, as are theestablishments of diploma mills.Consequently, in order to combat education fraud, laws have recently beenpassed in which companies who manufacture fake degrees and diplomas areconsidered to have committed a Misdemeanor. BackgroundWhy and How Education Background Checks Can Maintain Equilibrium BetweenEmployers and Job Seekers?Many employers view particular educational qualifications as a key factor inseeking new employees. Moreover, education is a prerequisite for manypositions because it ensures applicable knowledge of a subject matter, or moreimportantly, a required license for the position.Educational history may be the most commonly falsified information on anapplication or resume. Some estimates place the incidence of resumes
  3. 3. containing erroneous education information as high as 30 percent. Clearly,employers should be extremely cautious. And they are not accepting copies of adegree from candidates as proof of their graduation given that it can simply bea clever forgery paid for by the applicant.Education background checks or education verification is the only way toprevention not only for the employers but also for the people who are lookingfor education but a legitimate one.Current System of Education Background Checks and Degree/ DiplomaVerificationVerification Are Not Enough! 1. At present, human resource departments in companies directly contact the concerned educational institution and undertake verification. This is no longer a viable solution, considering the increase in the number of recruitments, and the time taken for verification. This is also not a fool proof method. 2. A second method, often adopted by many of the larger corporations, is to outsource their employment verifications to background screening companies, who maintain large personnel databases.Online Education Background Checks is the Most Modern and Guaranteed Wayto Nab a Forged Educational Document with a Plus of Diploma MillIdentification:Online education background checks is the system of online degree, diplomaand education verification. The system consists of a database of fake collegesand universities and as well as the misdemeanors who faked their documents inpast. It is now the best free online resource for the employers as well as for thestudents, who can check their institutions as well. It’s a killer product for thekeen employers as well as for the legitimate education seeking students.
  4. 4. Benefits for Employers Using Online Education Background checks: • Employers can be able to save themselves from a negligent hiring lawsuit. • Employers can be able to hire the best qualified employee for their respective positions. • Online education background checks are fast then conventional education verification process, enabling an employer to make quick hiring decision. • Online education background checks can save money and good amount of time.Benefits for the Students Using Online Education Background checks: • Assurance that the institution is meeting certain educational quality standards. • Reasonable grounds for believing that the institute will continue to meet them. • Assurance that their Degrees will be widely accepted by the employers, professional associations, other colleges and universities. • Belief that their Degree will reap the benefits associated with sound and high-quality educational standards.Concluding Remarks:Falsified education credentials have become a serious issue in the workforce; itbreaches the faith on employees who are involved, especially when it candirectly affect other employees and the company as a whole. It is also a seriousblunder on the part of the employer who should have done proper educationbackground checks; a mistake that could essentially hinder their currentposition.Education background checks for employment; verify the certification, training,or educational claims of a job applicant. The universities, colleges, vocationalschools, etc. are checked to verify dates of attendance and graduation, degreesor certifications obtained, majors studied, GPA, and honors received by apotential job candidate. The verification of education process is an importantpart of a quality pre-employment background check.
  5. 5. Although a federal law has been implemented to target diploma mills that giveout phony diplomas, the problem still exists and is far from being corrected. Inthe meantime, employers and students must remain steadfast about conductingeducation background checks that include verifying academic credentials andinstitutions for their legitimacy.The online qualification verification and diploma/degree mill checking system issignificant source of help to the employers and students looking for easy andfree of cost education background checks.